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History of Lansing, Michigan, USA

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Lansing, Michigan, USA

The 19 chandeliers in the Capitol in Lansing are one of a kind and designed especially for the building by Tiffany's of New York. Weighing between 800-900 pounds apiece they are composed of copper, iron and pewter.

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  • 1837 - Lansing, Michigan founded


  • 1847 - Lansing named State Capital; Dutch Calvinist separatists founded Holland, Michigan

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  • 1854 - Lansing
    Lansing, a post-township forming the N. W. extremity of Ingham co., Michigan. Population, 1229.

    Lansing, a thriving town of Ingham county, and...Read MORE...


  • 1879 - The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ michigan.html

  • News 1889 - A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
    Lansing, Mich., Oct. 13. - While the wrecking crew was engaged in cleaing away the freight wreck on the Lansing & Trannet Railway today, the hoisting ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Lansing
    Lansing, a city, the capital of Michigan, is situated in Ingham co., on Grand River, at the mouth of the Cedar River, 85 miles W.N.W. of Detroit, 37...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - August 21 – The Oldsmobile is founded in Lansing, Michigan by Ransom E. Olds.

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    August 21, 1897

  • Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Capitol Avenue
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  • Lansing, Michigan, USA
    High School and Carnegie Libary
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  • News 1904 - FOUR DEAD AS THE RESULT OF A HOTEL FIRE IN LANSING, MICHIGAN, ON THURSDAY NIGHT.
    Lansing, Mich., April 29 - Four men are dead as the result of a fire that destroyed the Bryan block on Michigan avenue, this city, last night. The...Read MORE...


  • Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Post Office
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  • 1916
    Lansing, a city, the capital of Michigan, is situated in Ingham co., on the Grand River, at the mouth of the Cedar River, 85 miles WNW. of Detroit,...Read MORE...


  • News 1920 - PRUDEN BUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE. BIG OFFICE BUILDING IN LANSING BURNED TODAY - ONLY WALLS LEFT.
    Lansing, Mich., Dec. 28. - Fire here today destroyed the Pradden office building, owned by former state fuel director W. K. PRADDEN and one of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1929 - NEW BRIDGE AT LANSING COLLAPSES. STRUCTURE IN COURSE OF ERECTION SUDDENLY TOPPLES WITH FATAL RESULTS.
    Lansing, Mich., April 12. - (UP) - Five men were believed to have been killed, two were injured and two others escaped at 9:30 a.m. today when a...Read MORE...


  • Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Michigan Avenue Looking West, Lansing, Mich.
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  • 1950 - May 01 - WJIM TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • 1966 - August 07 - Race riot in Lansing Michigan

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High School and Carnegie Libary
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Michigan Avenue Looking West, Lansing, Mich.
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  • 1837 - Lansing, Michigan founded
  • 1847 - Lansing named State Capital; Dutch Calvinist separatists founded Holland, Michigan

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Lansing
    Lansing, a post-township forming the N. W. extremity of Ingham co., Michigan. Population, 1229.

    Lansing, a thriving town of Ingham county, and... Read MORE...

  • 1879 - The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ michigan.html
  • News  1889 - A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
    Lansing, Mich., Oct. 13. - While the wrecking crew was engaged in cleaing away the freight wreck on the Lansing & Trannet Railway today, the hoisting ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lansing
    Lansing, a city, the capital of Michigan, is situated in Ingham co., on Grand River, at the mouth of the Cedar River, 85 miles W.N.W. of Detroit, 37... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - August 21 – The Oldsmobile is founded in Lansing, Michigan by Ransom E. Olds.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 21, 1897
  • News  1904 - FOUR DEAD AS THE RESULT OF A HOTEL FIRE IN LANSING, MICHIGAN, ON THURSDAY NIGHT.
    Lansing, Mich., April 29 - Four men are dead as the result of a fire that destroyed the Bryan block on Michigan avenue, this city, last night. The... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lansing, a city, the capital of Michigan, is situated in Ingham co., on the Grand River, at the mouth of the Cedar River, 85 miles WNW. of Detroit,... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - PRUDEN BUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE. BIG OFFICE BUILDING IN LANSING BURNED TODAY - ONLY WALLS LEFT.
    Lansing, Mich., Dec. 28. - Fire here today destroyed the Pradden office building, owned by former state fuel director W. K. PRADDEN and one of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1929 - NEW BRIDGE AT LANSING COLLAPSES. STRUCTURE IN COURSE OF ERECTION SUDDENLY TOPPLES WITH FATAL RESULTS.
    Lansing, Mich., April 12. - (UP) - Five men were believed to have been killed, two were injured and two others escaped at 9:30 a.m. today when a... Read MORE...

  • 1950 - May 01 - WJIM TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • 1966 - August 07 - Race riot in Lansing Michigan

    historyorb.com

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